Active Defense Task Force

The Active Defense Task Force (ADTF) will focus on issues resulting from the growing gap between the impact of cyber threats and the ineffectiveness of the private sector’s options for responding to them.  It will consider whether there is a greater role for measures that proactively protect companies’ networks and assets in the context of applicable legal, policy, and statutory frameworks.  The ADTF recognizes that rules of the road for active defense are needed to elaborate the parameters of acceptable action and guide corporate approaches. 

Co-Chairs of the Active Defense Task Force

Admiral Dennis Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence
Judge Michael Chertoff, The Chertoff Group
Frank Cilluffo, The Center for Cyber and Homeland Security (Co-director of the Study)
Nuala O’Connor, The Center for Democracy & Technology     

Members of the Active Defense Task Force

Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson
Christopher Ballister, IBM
Robert Chesney, University of Texas School of Law
Thomas Corcoran, Zurich Insurance Group
Rajesh De, Mayer Brown
Timothy Evans, Adlumin, Inc.
Nathaniel Fick, Endgame
Brian Finch, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman
Zachary Goldman, New York University, Center on Law and Security
Geoff Hancock, Advanced Cybersecurity Group
David Heyman, Tektonics Global, LLC
Jason Healey, Columbia University, School for International & Public Affairs
Maj. Gen. Reynold Hoover, National Guard Bureau
Irving Lachow, Mitre Corporation
Peter LaMontagne, Novetta
Nathan Lesser, CCHS Senior Fellow
Ariel Levite, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Jane Holl Lute, Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Matthew McCabe, Marsh USA
Cheri McGuire, Standard Chartered Bank
Angela McKay, Microsoft Corporation
James Mulvenon, Defense Group, Inc.
Robert Nichols, Covington & Burling
Michael Papay, Northrop Grumman
Keenan Skelly, Circadence
Harvey Rishikof, Crowell & Moring
Brig. Gen. Kenneth Todorov, Northrop Grumman
Cory Wilson, Law Enforcement Policy Advisor
Michael Zweiback, Alston & Bird LLP

Key Staff of CCHS to the Active Defense Task Force

Christian Beckner, Deputy Director, CCHS (Co-Director of the Study)
Sharon Cardash, Associate Director, CCHS (Research Director)
Taylor P. Brooks, Policy Analyst, CCHS
Alec Nadeau, Presidential Administrative Fellow, CCHS (Project Coordinator)